Author Elissa Washuta to Read at DeSales, 9/25 (Event Cancelled)

by Paige Myers-Ackerman '16 | Sep 22, 2014

Due to weather-related travel issues, Ms. Washuta's reading has been cancelled 

DiScoUrse, the Creative Writing Honors Society of DeSales University, will host a reading by Elissa Washuta on Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center and is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Elissa Washuta Speaks at DeSalesWashuta (right) will read from My Body is a Book of Rules, a memoir exploring her struggles with mental illness, abuse, and ethnic identity. The book is available for purchase at the DeSales Campus Store.

Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir published by Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She recently received a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, an Artist Trust GAP Award, and a 4Culture Grant. In 2012, she was named an inaugural fellow in the Made at Hugo House program. She serves as adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts

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